30 Sep '16, 12pm

These 6 Wind Energy FAQs Will Make You A Fan

These 6 Wind Energy FAQs Will Make You A Fan

When we talk about that level of potential, we don’t mean it in some big, theoretical “If all the wind in the entire world were able to be captured and turned into power…” kind of way, either. In a far-reaching study published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers from Harvard University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland found that a network of land-based 2.5-megawatt (MW) wind turbines – restricted to non-forested, ice-free, nonurban areas (i.e., places we really could build them) – operating at as little as 20 percent of their full capacity could easily supply that much electricity. Which would be more than five times the total energy the world uses in all forms (including oil, coal, and natural gas).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/09/30/6-wind-energy-faqs-wi...

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